SOUND PERSPECTIVE: OSCAR WINNERS AS FAR AS THE EAR CAN HEAR
A new podcast made by AFTRS Bachelor student Alfred Faber explores how sight and sound combine to create an experience more powerful than the sum of its parts. Sound Perspective features an all-star cast of sound designers, editors, directors, installation artists, musicians and theorists, including Academy Award-winners George Miller, David White, Andy Wright and Ben Osmo, and David Lynch’s long-time collaborator Dean Hurley.
“Aiming for a career in sound for screen media, I’m fascinated by the interplay between visual and aural media, and how together they can make something completely new,” says Faber.
In the series debut, Alfred talks to the Oscar-winning director of the Mad Max franchise George Miller, as well as many of the people behind the soundtrack of this visceral action film, including AFTRS alum and fellow Oscar-winner David White, Wayne Pashley, Derryn Pasquill, Mark Wasiutak and Andrew Miller. In this comprehensive look at a franchise, we get insights into Miller’s approach to sound in his films, the extensive pre-production process of Mad Max: Fury Road, the complexities of sound production, creating sonic personalities for cars and how they translate Miller’s vision into a concrete soundtrack.
In the second episode, released today, Alfred interviews Dean Hurley, David Lynch’s go-to sound supervisor for over a decade, while he was here in Sydney working on the upcoming Sydney Festival event Masters of Modern Sound, where he and other sound practitioners are composing and performing works in response to the Art Gallery of NSW’s current exhibition, Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage. Walking through the gallery space, they discuss how an artwork creates a musical response, working with the director Werner Herzog, and the collaborative process between Hurley and David Lynch.